A CSGO skin has been sold for just over $1,400 (£1,124) partly owing to its notoriety among the Valve FPS game community for resembling a vagina. Available for the CSGO Five-Seven pistol, there are dozens of varieties of the ‘Kami’ skin, though one is seemingly favoured by some Counter-Strike players due to its suggestive design. The sale comes as the Counter-Strike 2 limited test continues, and CSGO cases suffer a decline in value.
The Kami skin, pattern number 909, is applied to the Five-Seven handgun in CSGO, and creates a distinctive outline on the weapon’s slide cover plate. Thanks to Counter-Strike Global Offensive’s first-person perspective, the image is easily and consistently visible while playing, and bears, some say, a resemblance to parts of the female reproductive organ. You can see the Kami 909 skin, as it appears on the Five-Seven, below:
One CSGO skin trader, under the Twitter handle ‘Pops’, reports having sold the skin for a personal record price of €1,300 ($1,430 / £1,148). The skin was apparently bought by another CSGO player, ‘LeafyCS’, who has further customised their Five-Seven with a range of CSGO stickers.
The trade comes as CSGO cases face a sharp decline in value. The price drop may be influenced by a range of recent events, with Valve releasing its new ‘Anubis’ skin line and the Counter-Strike Paris Major esports tournament beginning in earnest. CSGO players are potentially offloading surplus cases in order to buy the new skins, or the team and event-related stickers that are released throughout the Paris Major.
Another Counter-Strike skin has also been found to hide a secret reference to Valve’s other beloved FPS, Half-Life.
As the CS2 limited test continues, find out all you need to know about the Counter-Strike 2 release date. You can also get ahead of the curve with our current predictions regarding Counter-Strike 2 system requirements, or find out how Counter-Strike 2 is noob friendly – and why that’s a good thing.